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Connected Degree

Respiratory Care

to Allied Health

An opportunity to gain an associate degree from Delaware Tech and a bachelor's degree from Wilmington University.

YOUR PATH TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Delaware Tech has established agreements with four-year colleges and universities that connect Delaware Tech associate degree programs with bachelor's degree programs to create smooth transfer opportunities for you. These Connected Degree programs enable you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior.

THE CONNECTED DEGREE 2 + 2 CURRICULUM

Delaware Tech's associate degree program in Respiratory Care provides students with specialized skills in the management, treatment and diagnostic evaluation of patients who have life threatening lung disorders. This program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Students will be prepared for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Entry Level and Advanced Practice Examinations. Wilmington University's bachelor's degree completion program in Allied Health is for Allied Health practitioners who have earned an associate degree with an Allied Health concentration. The program enables practitioners to transfer up to 75 credits from their initial education. The goal of the program is to provide expert practitioners in the Allied Health field with the knowledge and skill needed to teach the next generation of Allied Health practitioners or to advance in their careers with a focus in administration.

VALUE FOR YOU

By completing your associate degree at Delaware Tech, you'll receive excellent instruction in small classes at a campus close to home. Delaware Tech's affordable tuition can reduce the overall cost of your college education, making the completion of your bachelor's degree more manageable.

MAKING THE CONNECTION

Refer to the Connected Degree curriculum (on the reverse side of this page) for the sequence of courses needed to complete this program. Call Delaware Tech and let us help you follow the path to your bachelor's degree.

CONNECTED DEGREE CURRICULUM

Suggested Course Sequence

ASSOCIATE DEGREE
Respiratory Care
DELAWARE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Allied Health
WILMINGTON UNIVERSITY
First Semester (Summer)CR
BIO120Anatomy and Physiology I5
MAT153College Math & Statistics or4
MAT181Algebra and Trigonometry I4
 9
Second Semester (Fall)
ENG121Composition3
HLH101Intro to Patient Care (W) or2
CHM110General Chemistry (O)4
BIO121Anatomy and Physiology II5
RCT140Pulmonary Physiology3
 13/15
Third Semester (Spring)
ENG122Technical Writing/Communication(O) or3
ENG124Oral Communication (W)3
HLH215Cardiovascular Monitoring (W)2
SOC213Ethical Issues in Health Care (W) or3
XXXXXXAdvisor Approved Social Science Elective (O)3
RCT130Intro to Respiratory Care7
RCT241Pulmonary Pathophysiology I3
 16/18
Fourth Semester (Summer)
RCT231Respiratory Care Procedures I4
RCT242Pulmonary Pathophysiology II4
RCT251Clinical Respiratory Therapy I2
 10
Fifth Semester (Fall)
RCT120Pharmacology for Respiratory Care3
RCT210Neonatal & Pediatric Respiratory Care3
RCT232Respiratory Care Procedures II7
RCT252Clinical RespiratoryCare II3
 16
Sixth Semester (Spring)
PSY121General Psychology (W) or3
XXXXXXAdvisor Approved Social Science Elective (O)3
RCT233Special Topics in Resp. Care (W) or4
RCT244Cardio Assessment & Rehab.(O)5
RCT253Clinical Respiratory Care III5
 12/13
Seventh Semester (Fall)CR
ENG365Academic Writing3
BBM201Principles of Management3
ALH323Health Professional as Teacher3
 9
Eighth Semester (Spring)
ALH402Medical Law & Ethics3
ALH333Leadership for Allied Health Professionals3
XXXXXXHumanities Elective (300/400 Level)3
 9
Ninth Semester (Summer)
BBM301Organizational Behavior3
BBM320Business Communication3
HRM311Human Resource Management3
 9
Tenth Semester (Fall)
MIS320Management Information Systems3
HUM360Human World Views: 3500 BC - 1650 AD3
HLT371Cultural Diversity in Health & Illness3
 9
Eleventh Semester (Spring)
HUM361Human World Views: 1650 AD - Present3
ALH401Allied Health Professional - Capstone3
XXXXXXFree Elective (300/400 Level)3
 9
(O) -- Owens Campus (W) -- Wilmington Campus The Bachelor of Science program in Allied Health at Wilmington University requires a minimum of 120 credits. Course sequencing may vary by semester. See your advisor. CHM 110 (General Chemistry) or high school chemistry within the past five years is a prerequisite for the Respiratory Care Program at DTCC. RDG 120, Critical Reading and Thinking, is a required DTCC course unless the student is exempt.
For more information contact:
Delaware Tech
Georgetown, DE: (302) 259-6685 Wilmington, DE: (302)571-5306
Wilmington University
Dover, DE: (302) 734-2594 Georgetown, DE: (302) 856-5780 New Castle, DE: (877) 967-5464
This articulation agreement is subject to change based on Delaware Tech and senior institution curriculum changes. 12/2012